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SI Bend Press Release - 2020 Annual Educational Award Applications

Posted by corinashughes@gmail.com on September 23, 2020 at 12:35 PM




BEND, OR, September 22, 2020: Applications for the “Live Your Dream Award" offered by Soroptimist International of Bend, will be taken from October 1 until November 15, 2020 Applications for the $2000 awards are available online at www.sibend.org.

To qualify, the applicant must be a financially needy, head of household woman who is pursuing higher education. “LYDA” applicants must be entering into or enrolled in a college certificate/degree program. The money may be used for any educational expense including tuition, childcare, and/or transportation by the awardees.

In addition, one of the scholarships is underwritten by Central Electric Cooperative and specifically set aside for a CEC member in good standing. She must also meet SI Bend’s award criteria. To be clear, a CEC member may apply for either award.

For over 30 years the SI Bend women’s service club, has awarded $70,000+ to local women in educational assistance. The annual SI Bend Holiday Wreath and Evergreen fundraising sale, currently in progress at www.sibend.org, supports these awards.

Visit www.sibend.org to view and download applications, or contact Soroptimist member Jan Swander at j.m.swander@gmail.com for more information. The deadline for award entries is November 15, 2020.


Celebrating 75+ Years of Service

Service never goes out of style . Soroptimist International of Bend (SI Bend), has been providing community support serving women and girls of Central Oregon since 1943. SI Bend is the longest, continuously running women’s service organization in Bend, offering educational awards to local students, plus, supporting Bethlehem Inn, Head Start, Grandma’s House, Kids Center, The Loft and more. Internationally, SI Bend’s outreach programs“Bras from Bend” assists women rescued from human trafficking especially from the sex slave trade through the campaign “Free the Girls.” For more information, please contact info@sibend.org.] Soroptimist International of Bend, OR | Est. 1943 www.sibend.org


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